2017 Banshee Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
This rich, deep Pinot Noir has aromatics of freshly tilled soil and crushed cranberries that lead to flavors of tart wild strawberries, black cherries and fruitcake. Like a coastal forest on a foggy, moist morning, this Pinot Noir is earthen, dark and brooding with intense tannins and a lingering finish.
100% Pinot Noir
The 2017 growing season was full of extremes starting with one of the wettest springs in a long time. This provided saturated soil profiles to start the season and plenty of water to get vigor in the vines. Relatively mild conditions during berry set allowed for closer to normal crops in the season. Heat in late August kicked harvest into full swing particularly with the early varieties.